Australia, France lead Davis Cup semis

France takes a 2-1 lead

Peers and Thompson beat home pair Ruben Bemelmans and Arthur de Greef 6-3 6-4 6-0 to give Australia a 2-1 lead heading into Sunday's decisive reverse singles.

On the indoor red clay court in Lille, France, two-time Grand Slam champions Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France beat Filip Krajinovic and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia 6-1, 6-2, 7-6 (3).

'We are super happy and very proud, ' said Herbert, who won Wimbledon and the US Open with Mahut.

Mahut and Herbert broke at love to open the final set and it seemed that the match will not last for too long when they earned another break in game 7, moving 5-2 in front and serving for the win.

France can not take anything for granted in their Davis Cup semi-final against Serbia even though the visitors will be without Novak Djokovic, team captain Yannick Noah said on Thursday. "It's never easy to serve for the match, I felt weaker at the worst time".

France takes a 2-1 lead
Australia, France lead Davis Cup semis

That Yannick Noah's host has yet to book its place in the final is down to Dusan Lajovic's shock win in Friday's opening rubber against Lucas Pouille, although Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had levelled the tie by beating Laslo Djere.

Australia will also be favourites to secure a final spot as they edged ahead with a comfortable doubles victory over Belgium.

The Aussies need one more point to reach the final for the first time since 2003, when they won it. "We have full belief in that he can do the job for us".

Sunday's action will see the unpredictable Nick Kyrgios - who came from behind to clinch a crucial win over Steve Darcis on Saturday - face Belgian number one David Goffin.

Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt was expected to field Thanssi Kokkinakis in the singles alongside Kyrgios but opted for Millman instead because of his recent results.

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